HARSH JASMINE GANDHI
CLASS AND DIVISION
TY BBA – A
PERSONALITY CASE STUDY
A UNIQUE BLEND OF VARIOUS PERSONALITY TYPES
Shahrukh Khan’s childhood and adolescence reflect his personality in numerous ways. There have been various incidents this very popular filmstar’s life which personify his personality , his behaviour. I would like to narrate certain incidents and thus relate them to the following personality theories:- * Sigmund Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory
* Eysenck and Allport’s Trait Theory
* Skinner’s Operant Conditioning Theory
* Carl Roger’s Self-Growth Theory
* Adler’s Inferiority Complex Theory.
1. JUNG’S THEORY
Shah Rukh was already performing at the age of four. When he danced to the radio, his aunts smiled and called him a lady-killer. Shah Rukh danced all around the room, especially if the song was from a film starring the actress Mumtaz. He also imitated Mumtaz`s hip-swiveling walk and coquettish mannerisms. It these unconsciously performed childhood instances that have culminated into what he consciously chose to do in professional sense-----ACTING. Dancing to the radio is a personification of the unconscious or what Freud calls as the “ID”. It has no contact with reality. It is done purely out of innocence without understanding if its right or wrong. It is this unconscious that culminated gradually into EGO or reasoning with reality. Shahrukh understood how this acting had opened a big window of lucrative career oriented opportunities.
One more incident talking about the ID and the superego was in his adolescence when he madly fell in love with a woman from opposite caste and culture. Here is ID was playing into picture. Neither did he think about the girl’s parents nor did he think about being practical. All he wanted was his love. He was extremely possessive about her and wanted to be with her...
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